You know the one I’m talking about — week three, Seattle, interception ruled a touchdown, Packers lose. The Green Bay Packers know the one I’m talking about too.
Lest you think they’ve forgotten the worst call ever, also known as the Fail Mary, they have not. Aaron Rodgers said he and his teammates still discussed it while making an appearance on Mike and Mike, Wednesday morning.
“How can you not? We’re all human here. That was obviously a difficult moment for us. We’re hoping that we’ve put yourself in a position right now where that’s not going to have an effect on things. We’re not going to use that as an excuse. We have four games left and everything is right in front of us, with a chance to win out, and not only be division champions [but] also a potential first-round bye. But in some of those quiet moments, of course, you can’t help but think about it.”
Let’s stop for a moment and think about what would be different here if the blind, scab refs would have gotten that call correct and the Packers would have won as they deserved.
- The Packers would currently have a one-game lead over the Bears for the NFC North, having already beaten them once this season.
- The Packers, at 9-3, would currently be two games back of Atlanta (11-1) for home-field advantage with four to play. They’d also be a half game ahead of San Francisco (8-3-1) for the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye.
- The Seattle Seahawks would be 6-6 and tied with Dallas, Tampa Bay and Minnesota for the final NFC wild card instead of controlling their playoff destiny at 7-5.
What does all of this tell us? In all likelihood, that turd of a call is probably going to cost the Packers, at the very least, playoff seeding.